Constance B. Foster, a longtime Saul Ewing partner and former Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner, has been named to Saul Ewing’s executive committee.
The seven-member committee serves as the firm’s managing body.
This is Foster’s second time on the firm’s executive committee. Her first five-year term was in the late 1990s, early 2000s, she said. Her joining the committee is part of the firm’s rotation process in which one person rotates off of the group each year.
The executive committee nominates a partner to replace the outgoing attorney and the partnership can either put someone else up to oppose the nominee or simply vote to elect the nominee. Foster said there has never been an opposition in the years she has been with the firm.
Her second go round on the committee will be through a slightly new perspective. Foster said she thinks she has a much more forward-thinking point of view now and is very interested in examining how law firms will operate in the next five to ten years.
Foster focuses her practice on corporate business and insurance law and provides regulatory advice to new insurance companies and financially troubled insurers. She also counsels clients on coverage disputes and matters involving insurers in liquidation and rehabilitation.
She will continue her role as chairwoman of the firm’s business department during her term on the committee.
Foster served as the state’s insurance commissioner from 1987 until 1992 where, among other things, she successfully managed the rehabilitation of Mutual Fire Marine & Inland Insurance Company, the fourth largest insolvent property and casualty carrier in the United States.
--Gina Passarella, Staff Reporter